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  1. Athene Palace

    Athene Palace [Hardback]

    R.G. Waldeck (Author); Ernest Latham (Editor)

    £39.99

    ISBN: 9781592110087
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    As European capitals fell during 1940 and 1941, there swarmed to the Athene Palace, Bucharest’s Grand Hotel, diplomats, generals, Gestapo spies, and demi-mondaines from all over Europe. Arriving at the crowded Athene Palace on the day Paris fell i... .... Learn More
  2. Dracula

    Dracula: Essays on the Life and Times of Vlad the Impaler [Hardback]

    Kurt Treptow (Editor); Radu Florescu (Other)

    £49.99

    ISBN: 9781592110094
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    Dracula – the fifteenth century Romanian prince, also known as Vlad the Impaler [Țepeș], is one of the most fascinating personalities of medieval history. Even during his own lifetime, his true story became obscured behind a veil of myths. As a re... .... Learn More
  3. Romania during World War I

    Romania during World War I: Observations of an American Journalist [Hardback]

    John Reed (Author); A.K. Brackob (Editor); Louise Bryant (Other)

    £29.99

    ISBN: 9781592110063
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    Romania during World War I faced a unique situation. Although ruled by a German king, it had strong cultural and historical ties to France and the West. The young nation also had territorial ambitions that it hoped to satisfy. As a result, the cou... .... Learn More
  4. Miriam Hopkins

    Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel [Hardback]

    Allan R. Ellenberger (Author)

    £37.50

    ISBN: 9780813174310
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Miriam Hopkins (1902-1972) first captured moviegoers' attention in daring precode films such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Story of Temple Drake (1933), and Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932). Though she enjoyed popular and cr... .... Learn More
  5. Fâṭima, Daughter of Muhammad (2nd ed.)

    Fâṭima, Daughter of Muhammad (2nd ed.): Second Edition [Hardback]

    Christopher Clohessy (Author)

    £76.00

    ISBN: 9781463239336
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 10
    The only child of Muhammad to survive him, Fâṭima was from early times taken up by Shî’a Islam, for whose adherents she is the virgin mother, the heavenly intercessor with untold power before God’s throne, and the grieving mother of al-Husayn, the... .... Learn More
  6. Ishiro Honda

    Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa [Hardback]

    Steve Ryfle (Author); Ed Godziszewski (Author); Yuuko Honda-Yun (Author); Martin Scorsese (Author)

    £31.00

    ISBN: 9780819570871
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    Ishiro Honda was arguably the most internationally successful Japanese director of his generation, with an unmatched succession of science fiction films that were commercial hits worldwide. From the atomic allegory of Godzilla and the beguiling ch... .... Learn More
  7. Barbara La Marr

    Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood [Hardback]

    Sherri Snyder (Author)

    £37.50

    ISBN: 9780813174259
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Barbara La Marr's (1896-1926) publicist once confessed: "There was no reason to lie about Barbara La Marr. Everything she said, everything she did was colored with news-value." When La Marr was sixteen, her older half-sister and a male companion r... .... Learn More
  8. Michael Curtiz

    Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film [Hardback]

    Alan K. Rode (Author)

    £41.50

    ISBN: 9780813173917
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Academy Award-winning director Michael Curtiz (1886-1962) - whose best-known films include Casablanca (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945) and White Christmas (1954) - was in many ways the anti-auteur. During his unprecede... .... Learn More
  9. James Still

    James Still: A Life [Hardback]

    Carol Boggess (Author)

    £33.00

    ISBN: 9780813174181
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    James Still (1906-2001) first achieved national recognition in the 1930s as a poet, and he remains one of the most beloved and important writers in Appalachian literature. Though he is best known for the seminal novel River of Earth - which Time... .... Learn More
  10. Anne Bancroft

    Anne Bancroft: A Life [Hardback]

    Douglass K. Daniel (Author)

    £30.50

    ISBN: 9780813169682
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" These famous lines from The Graduate (1967) would forever link Anne Bancroft (1931-2005) to the groundbreaking film and confirm her status as a movie icon. Along with her portrayal of Annie... .... Learn More

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